However, its not just any Monday!
No, it’s drug day! *courtesy of the NHS*
So, every 28 days I go into hospital and sit hooked up to a machine! I’m there from the hours of 8am until anywhere between 11am & 1pm!
That’s right, tomorrow is day 28!
Thank goodness for the wonderful monoclonal antibody that affects the actions of the body’s immune system.
*Monoclonal antibodies are made to target and destroy only certain cells in the body. This may help to protect healthy cells from damage*
Thank goodness for this wonderful drug that keeps my relapses at bay and is helping me live as much of a normal life as is possible with Relapsing Remitting Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
*Secondary-progressive MS: People who get this type usually start with relapsing-remitting MS. Over time, symptoms stop coming and going and begin getting steadily worse. The change may happen shortly after MS symptoms appear, or it may take years or decades*
But I still have relapses, or at least I did until I started…
2.3 Natalizumab (Tysabri) is administered by intravenous infusion; the recommended dose is 300 mg every 28 days. Natalizumab costs £1130 per 300 mg vial (according to the manufacturer’s submission), so over a year the cost of the drug is approximately £14,730 per patient.
Multiple sclerosis – NICE
It’s not walk in the park but I’ m ready!
Bring on the drugs!